Man United 2-0 West Ham – Premier League: Alejandro Garnacho doubles hosts’ lead after Rasmus Hojlund’s opener – plus Chelsea 1-3 Wolves and Bournemouth 1-1 Nottingham Forest

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Man United 2-0 West Ham – Dalot denies Bowen and Martinez limps off

Alvarez lofted a perfectly weighted ball over the top which caught United completely off guard. Maguire knew nothing of it.

Bowen raced through on goal, but he takes a split-second too long, and out of nowhere Dalot appears to slide in and block his effort. Stupendous stuff.

Martinez is still limping from his knee injury. Coming off for Varane

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Man United 2-0 West Ham

Some concern for Martinez there, who looked to have twisted his knee.

He was overly forceful for barging Coufal off the ball and took a tumble for his sins.

Martinez walked around the perimeter of the pitch but was brought back on.

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Man United 2-0 West Ham – Garnacho flying and Mainoo comes off

Garnacho has been like an aggressive wasp on the ball. He can’t sit still, always jinking about.

And that’s worked to his advantage. West Ham have struggled to contain him in this half. He seems to have endless ideas about which direction he wants to go in, and it’s confusing to defend against.

However, he produces a limp pass for Rahshord in the box, and Coufal intercepts. Could’ve been a good chance.

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Man United 2-0 West Ham

United are playing with swagger here and happy swapping the ball between themselves.

A good sign regarding Rashford – as he tried to dart through a couple of defenders, he lost the ball, but he didn’t let his head drop and was instantly hounding them for the ball again.

Maguire and Martinez look really comfortable stepping into midfield, and West Ham look content to let them advance until they hit their half. David Moyes’ side need to show more initiative here.

Around the grounds

The scores remain as they were at Stamford Bridge and the Vitality Stadium.

Chelsea are still having the better of the ball against Wolves but are struggling to carve out chances.

Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest are drawing 1-1. Would you take that if you were either side?

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WATCH: Garnach-goal makes it 2-0 to Man United

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Man United 2-0 West Ham

It’s been a mixed game for Nayef Aguerd on the left side of West Ham’s defence, but he coped with a Dalot dash there.

Dalot’s feet were whirring and he almost got past Aguerd with his pace and tricky, but a measured slide tackle from Aguerd made sure it went out for a corner.

At the other end, Emerson has another chance, but the ballw as played to him quite strongly from close range and he couldn’t get his foot to comply with his head. Scuffs it.

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Man United 2-0 West Ham – Alejandro Garnacho doubles the lead!

Garnacho cut in from the right and swung his left peg at it. It deflects off Aguerd and Fabianski can do little about it.

How much will Emerson be regretting that missed chances just a minute before? He couldn’t decide whether to shoot or pass, and eventually his indecision led to a useless shot.

Manchester United's Argentinian midfielder #17 Alejandro Garnacho celebrates after scoring his team second goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and West Ham United at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on February 4, 2024. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. /  (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
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Man United 1-0 West Ham

Maguire has had his blushes spared there!

As he was dithering, Emerson stole the ball off him and raced through on goal, but he completely miscued his shot and blatsed it over high and wide from a few yards out.

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Man United 1-0 West Ham

Dalot has been bright eyed and bushy tailed this game and tried to give Fabianski a problem with a low drive from outside the area, but a deflection kills its fizz and makes it an easy gather.

United are controlling possession in these early exchanges.

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Man United 1-0 West Ham – Second half underway

West Ham get us underway after a false start.

At the second time of asking, they play it back and then punt it forward, as most teams do, ant it doesn’t work, as usual.

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Areola coming off for West Ham

It looks as if Areola’s earlier collision with Fabianski has caused him issues. Obviously we don’t know yet, but it’s hard to discern any other reason why he would be coming off.

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Cole Palmer? Cool as ice

Might as well call him COLD Palmer.

A nice observation here from OptaJoe which highlights Palmer’s brilliance for his age.

He’s had his fair share of penalties, mind. But being trusted with them in the first place is a sign of Pochettino’s confidence in him. No denying he’s a big talent.

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Roy Keane: Hojlund’s goal was brilliant – but United are defending poorly

Roy Keane lavished praise on Hojlud at half-time after his clinical finish. United have had just four shots to West Ham’s 13, but their birthday boy kept his cool to make one of those matter.

‘This is what the game’s about. Love it. He goes onto his weaker side,’ he said.

‘That’s what you want from your top strikers – that moment of quality, a powerful shot.

Keane took exception with United’ defending, however.

He said: ‘They’re really open and it’s highly unlikely this game will finish 1-0.’

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Rasmus Hojlund of Manchester United celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and West Ham United at Old Trafford on February 04, 2024 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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Bournemouth 1-1 Nottingham Forest – Hudson-Odoi levels for visitors!

Hudson-Odoi has made Nuno Espirito Santo’s half-time team talk a lot mroe positive!

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He grabs the equaliser just before for break.

Half-time around the grounds and it’s Man United 1-0 West Ham, Chelsea 1-2 Wolves, and Bournemouth 1-1 Nottingham Forest.

An eventul start to the afternoon.

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Chelsea 1-2 Wolves – Ait-Nouri stuns Poch (well, Disasi own goal)

Ait-Nouri has put Wolves ahead as they manage to overturn their initial deficit just before half-time. He shot first-time but a deflection off Disasi took it past Petrovic.

Meanwhile, at Old Trafford, Ward-Prowse just submitted his entry for worst shot of the season, bobbling a first-time hit well wide of the mark. Perhaps he should borrow Ait-Nouri’s boots. One minute added.

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Man United 1-0 West Ham

Ward-Prowse whips in another corner and Alvarez wins the header at the front post, but he misdirects it wide and Kudus couldn’t get the finishing touch on it.

West Ham are knocking on the door here. Will anybody answer?

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Man United 1-0 West Ham – Soucek booked

Soucek is booked for a foul on Rashford.

West Ham have been strong in the tackle this game, and it has worked well, but Soucek is going to have to watch himself now.

Kudus made a blistering run through the middle and was himself stopped by a thunderous challenge. No love lost between these two.

Around the grounds

It remains 1-1 between Chelsea and Wolves at At Stamford Bridge, with the Blues having had 64 per cent of the ball. They haven’t converted that into more chances, though – both teams have had five shots.

At the Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth still lead against Nottingham Forest 1-0.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Malo Gusto of Chelsea is challenged by Toti Gomes of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge on February 04, 2024 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)
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Man United 1-0 West Ham

Hojlund was played into acres of space around 40 yards from goal but his team-mates were offering him zilch.

He hesitated, waiting for an opportunity, but by the time Rashford had charged down the left, West Ham had set themselves and could easily intercept the Dane’s through-ball.

A rare 21st birthday treat for Rasmus Hojlund

Thanks to OptaJoe for another their insightful stat.

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Man United 1-0 West Ham

Man United built a direct, speedy attack there.

Fernandes carried it and found Shaw on the left flank, but as is usual with West Ham, they ran into a mass of bodies.

The Hammers are digging in and pounced on any loss control.

They go the other end, and Bowen lobs a cross in from near Onana’s left post for Kudus, but his header is limp.

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WATCH: Rasmus Hojlund puts Manchester United ahead

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Kurt Zouma is down after being marked by Hojlund in the box – maybe he got poked in the eye by accident?

Johnson unleashed a rocket of a shot from range, but Onana got across well to deny him.

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Man United 1-0 West Ham – Rasmus Hojlund!

Rasmus Hojlund has put Manchester United ahead!

A goal in a fourth consecutive game for Hojlund, and on his birthday as well!

Shimmies past the defender and finds the bottom corner. Beautiful.

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Chelsea 1-1 Wolves – Palmer and Cunha trade blows

Cole Palmer put Chelsea ahead after 19 minutes but Cunha got the equaliser minutes later for Wolves. Could they be headed for another thriller?

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Cole Palmer of Chelsea celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge on February 04, 2024 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Lee - Chelsea FC/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)
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Man United 0-0 West Ham

Ward-Prowse whacked his free-kick into the wall after a chorus of jeers from the crowd. He sure took his time and it wasn’t worth it.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: James Ward-Prowse of West Ham United takes a free-kick during the Premier League match between Manchester United and West Ham United at Old Trafford on February 04, 2024 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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Man United 0-0 West Ham

Soucek had a swing at it from the edge of the area and Maguire gets a trailing leg to it to deflect it out.

From the corner, the ball falls to Kudus on the edge of the area and he has an ambitious shot blocked, but then gets steamrolled into by Martinez. Free-kick on the edge of the box.

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Man United 0-0 West Ham

Dalot has been impactful coming infield from the right, starting a couple of attacks.

Garnacho gets a cross in the box but West Ham flick it away.

Just some pressure building here. Zouma clatters into Areola to whack the ball out as Rashford burst through. United corner – Rahsford subsequently gets a dipping shot off from the edge of the box and Areola made a good save.

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Man United 0-0 West Ham

Ben Johnson won a corner for West Ham after Casemiro blocked his cross. He’s had a bright start marauding down the right for the Hammers.

Soucek got a powerful header on it and it took a deflection off Alvarez, but Onana did really well to save.

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Bournemouth 1-0 Nottingham Forest

Justin Kluivert has put Bournemouth ahead against Nottingham Forest inside the first ten minutes.

Chelsea and Wolves remain at 0-0.

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Man United 0-0 West Ham

Shaw played Rashford through down the left and he dinked it into the box, but it was too high and an easy claim for Areola. Hojlund is not yet Peter Crouch.

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Man United 0-0 West Ham

Johnson and Coufal linked up nicely on the right flank for West Ham but the latter swung a well-overhit cross and wasted the attack.

Bowen is playing in he central role up top by the looks of things. Maybe he’s more of a ball-to-feet man?

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Man United 0-0 West Ham

Agured tried to ping it long down the left flank to Ward-Prowse but United recovered the ball. They’ve had the better of possession so far and they’re just getting everyone comfortable on the ball.

Maguire switched play beautifully for Rashford but Zouma had him under wraps.

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Man United 0-0 West Ham – Kick-off!

We’re underway at Old Trafford and around the grounds.

Manchester United get us going and retain the ball with a few passes in their half before carrying it into West Ham’s territory.

Munich Air Disaster tributes

Wreaths are placed at the side of the pitch on the 66th anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster.

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This is also the first time United mark this occasion since the passing of Sir Bobby Charlton.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Manager Erik ten Hag of Manchester United and Manager David Moyes of West Ham United lay wreaths to mark the anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster ahead of the Premier League match between Manchester United and West Ham United at Old Trafford on February 04, 2024 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)
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A HUGE day for Marcus Rashford

The players are out and few will have external factors on their mind as much as Marcus Rashford.

He did well to try and bury his recent controversy in midweek, but United fans will want him to follow that up with another good performance, especially against a top six rival.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Marcus Rashford of Manchester United warms up prior to the Premier League match between Manchester United and West Ham United at Old Trafford on February 04, 2024 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Five minutes until kick-offs

Time to get your predictions in!

We’ve got three delicious matches up at 2pm, and I personally will buy a chocolate bar for anyone who can predict all three scores correctly.

Okay, that was a lie, but get your prophecies in the comments all the same.

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WATCH: Erik ten Hag explains why Harry Maguire starts

Today is Harry Maguire’s first start since December 12, when United slumped to a 1-0 defeat at home to Bayern Munich and he came off with a groin injury.

Now he’s back in the starting XI, and Ten Hag tells us why.

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Chelsea getting ready at Stamford Bridge

Trivago get a little shout-out in Chelsea’s pre-match video. Can’t work out if that’s a hotel-finding website or the name of one of the anonymous youngsters they’ve signed in the last 18 months.

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Erik ten Hag: The win on Thursday is nothing without a win today

Erik ten Hag has spoken about United’s form, Harry Maguire, Kobbie Mainoo, and Marcus Rashford.

He told Sky Sports: ‘A win from Thursday is nothing without a win today.

(on Maguire) ‘He played very good in October and November and then picked up a small injury.

‘Third game in seven days [so rotation is needed].

(On Mainoo) ‘You can say I expected it but he is really impressive. Can he continue this progress? In a short slot between games, can he add, take another good performance? He’s doing incredibly well so I hope he can continue his process.

(On Rashford) ‘I think that was a team on the pitch from the first whistle to the final whistle. He was part of it and contributed very well and we expect the same from him.’

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Manager Erik ten Hag of Manchester United arrives ahead of the Premier League match between Manchester United and West Ham United at Old Trafford on February 04, 2024 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)
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Time to warm up!

We’re just getting our first warm-up photos in from Old Trafford.

Meanwhile, Sky Sports remind us that Luke Littler went to Carrington and beat Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes at darts.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Andre Onana of Manchester United warms up ahead of the Premier League match between Manchester United and West Ham United at Old Trafford on February 04, 2024 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Kalvin Phillips of West Ham United warms up prior to the Premier League match between Manchester United and West Ham United at Old Trafford on February 04, 2024 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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Dominic Solanke makes 200th Bournemouth appearances

A special day for Dominic Solanke beckons as he makes his 200th appearance in a Bournemouth shirt and if his recent form is anything to go by, he might score his 200th goal while he’s at it.

Okay, maybe not, but still, 15 goals this season is some going. If I was a Nottingham Forest defender, I’d be wanting a second player to mark him with me.

Could he be in the England frame for the summer?

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David Moyes: Kalvin Phillips dropped as he is building fitness

David Moyes suggested Kalvin Phillips is starting on the bench today just because it was his ‘first game back’ against Bournemouth and ’70 minutes’ was enough. May 2022 was the last time he played back-to-back games.

Moyes said:’He can make an impact from the bench hopefully.

‘Ben Johnson has played really well for us. He’s quite adapbtale, flexible, and hopefully yuo’ll see that flexibility today.

‘It’s a big game because we want to gt back into good form and playing well.

‘Being sixth now is great but only if it comes at the end of the season.

‘We’ve played quite a lot of games and we’ve looked better [with games off]. Certainly we’re still juggling, trying to introduce Kalvin into the team as well.’

Roy Keane said he’d be ‘fuming’ if he was Phillips.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 1: West Ham United manager David Moyes during the Premier League match between West Ham United and AFC Bournemouth at London Stadium on February 1, 2024 in London, England. (Photo by Rob Newell - CameraSport via Getty Images)
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Raheem Sterling – ‘I need to get my levels up to make Euro 2024 squad’

Rahem Sterling is demanding more from himself to make the cut for Gareth Southgate’s England squad after missing the last five selections.

Personally, I think Sterling has been a rare bud of hope in a scorched-earth season for Chelsea. He’s got himself on the scoresheet seven times and even managed eight assists, even when the people he’s assisting have all the accuracy of a drunken archer.

He’s in good form. Would you have him in your Euros squad?

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Follow our reporter Chris Wheeler

Chris Wheeler is our fox in the press box this afternoon. He’ll be bringing us a wonderful report after the game as well as, presumably, some updates on X. Do make sure to follow him.

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Shoddy poetry from Man United

Not sure what Manchester United are playing at here, but I don’t think William Shakespeare would count this as his finest effort, or even Craig Shakespeare for that matter.

‘Red (tick). Blue (no). Mainoo.’ Nice little rhyme, but can do better. Won’t be heard on the stands. 4/10.

As for Mainoo himself, well, he’s having a strorming season. What do you like about him, United fans?

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Danny Murphy: Erik ten Hag must help Marcus Rashford find his way

‘At United, Rashford has to feel engaged with his manager. He has to believe despite any criticism, the manager has his players’ backs. Otherwise there is a problem.’

That’s according to Mail Sport columnist Danny Murphy, who thinks Ten Hag needs to act as a role model figure for Rashford.

Rashford brushed aside his recent storm – caused by a ’12-hour tequila bender’ and subsequently missing training last week – by scoring within five minutes against Wolves.

Now he has to kick on and show his long-term worth, especially after penning a bumper contract in the summer.

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Jarrod Bowen: West Ham will try to win today – but might have to dig in

Jarrod Bowen knows West Ham are in for a test today but threw fans the bone they want by suggesting they would try to win rather than just aim for a draw.

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‘It felt like we dropped points [in draws vs Sheffield United and Bournemouth]. But we didn’t lose a game and it felt like we picked something up from them.

‘It’s all about momentum in football.

‘Coming here is never easy, the way the crowd get behind Man United, it’s always difficult.

‘They’re at home now. We used it to our advantage at home.

‘We’ve got to dig in together, use our crowd, come here and try and get the win.’

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 01: Jarrod Bowen of West Ham United is challenged by Adam Smith of AFC Bournemouth during the Premier League match between West Ham United and AFC Bournemouth at London Stadium on February 01, 2024 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
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Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest release line-ups

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Chelsea and Wolves release line-ups

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West Ham team news

Nayef Aguerd returns from the Africa Cup of Nations and Vladimir Coufal comes back from suspension.

But the big talking point? Kalvin Phillips drops to the bench after his error against Bournemouth.

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Manchester United team news: Maguire replaces Varane

Harry Maguire starts his first Premier League game since December 9 after a groin injury. He managed a handful of minutes against Wolves. Can he handle a full 90?

Meanwhile, over in London…

Plenty of high fives and smiles at Stamford Bridge. I don’t think it even matters what team you’re on – your hand is getting slapped. Some jolly tranquility before the chaos.

Chelsea had their tails between their legs in midweek when they were picked apart by Liverpool. 4-1, it ended, and they were grateful it ended – if only so Darwin Nunez didn’t knock one of the posts over.

The Blues host Wolves, who can take a lot of pride from their performance at Old Trafford, and they’ll be looking to make amends quickly and leapfrog Pochettino’s side in the table.

Team news coming shortly.

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A welcome reminder of December doom?

West Ham stunned United back in December via two (fairly) late goals from Jarrod Bowen and Mohammed Kudus. You can remind yourself of that in the video below.

Bowen in particular has been venemous this season, scoring 14 goals and setting up five. His left foot, if it is indeed a wand, is a wand of the highest order. Think Dumbledore, something like that.

The worry for West Ham is that he hasn’t found the net in four league games. In fact, the Hammers only have four goals in total in their last five games in all competitions.

Anticipation building…

Today is a critical day in the tenure of Erik ten Hag.

Win, and you jump into the top six and give yourselves a remote chance of making the top four.

Lose, and it doesn’t bear thinking about.

In a season of false dawns, so many times United have won a game only to fail to kick on. It’s almost self-perpetuating now. A stuttering season.

Unbeaten in six league games, West Ham will provide a stern test.

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Remembering the Munich Air Disaster

February 6 1958 was one of the darkest days in football history.

Twenty-three people died in the crash, including eight Manchester United players, as they attempted to take off from Munich-Riem Airport.

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How good is Kobbie Mainoo?

Kobbie Mainoo was the toast of the table and the talk of the town after his late clincher to break Wolverhampton hearts on Thursday night.

With the 18-year-old in line for a new deal in the summer after a string of impressive displays, we look at how he stacks up against his peers – and senior England players.

Should Gareth Southgate be reading?

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Manchester United stars arrive

Your first job as a footballer is to actually turn up to the stadium on matchday. So well done Manchester United.

After a pulsating 4-3 win over Wolves in midweek, United can come into this one with their heads held high.

West Ham are no pushovers, though – they’re up to sixth now and can move four points ahead of the Red Devils with a win.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Bruno Fernandes of Manchester United arrives ahead of the Premier League match between Manchester United and West Ham United at Old Trafford on February 04, 2024 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Luke Shaw of Manchester United arrives ahead of the Premier League match between Manchester United and West Ham United at Old Trafford on February 04, 2024 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)
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Good afternoon

Hello and welcome to Mail Sport’s multi-faceted live blog!

We’ll be keeping you across all the major action on this fine February Sunday.

Manchester United are looking to string together back-to-back wins in the Premier League – a rare delicacy for them this season – as they host West Ham. They’ll be our main focus.

But we’ll also have updates as Chelsea host Wolves and Bournemouth welcome Nottingham Forest, who are just a point above the relegation zone.

Key Updates

  • WATCH: Garnach-goal makes it 2-0 to Man United

  • Man United 2-0 West Ham – Alejandro Garnacho doubles the lead!

  • Bournemouth 1-1 Nottingham Forest – Hudson-Odoi levels for visitors!

  • Chelsea 1-2 Wolves – Ait-Nouri stuns Poch (well, Disasi own goal)

  • Man United 1-0 West Ham – Soucek booked

  • WATCH: Rasmus Hojlund puts Manchester United ahead

  • Man United 1-0 West Ham – Rasmus Hojlund!

  • Chelsea 1-1 Wolves – Palmer and Cunha trade blows

  • Bournemouth 1-0 Nottingham Forest

  • Erik ten Hag: The win on Thursday is nothing without a win today

  • David Moyes: Kalvin Phillips dropped as he is building fitness

  • Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest release line-ups

  • Chelsea and Wolves release line-ups

  • West Ham team news: Kalvin Phillips benched

  • Manchester United team news: Maguire replaces Varane

  • A welcome reminder of December doom? Highlights of West Ham 2-0 Man United

  • Manchester United stars arrive



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